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Old 06-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Salem Grand Villa 408 Loft sewer gas issue

We are having issues with our Salem grand villa loft. We have this as a park model, we never pull it. We purchased it prand new October 2010, used it all summer 2012 (with quite a bit of problems) and this year have had a sew gas problem. It is hooked up to a 250 gallon tank in the ground. All tanks drain freely when drained, we have cleaned the tanks numerous times and have no idea what could be causing it. Anytime you flush the back toilet sewer gases fill the entire camper. We checked the black pips under the sinks and all seemed to check out fine, Any ideas???????
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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My first thought is a birds nest at the top of the vent stack. Second thought is if you have a "rough-in" for a clothes washer/dryer that the P-trap is not capped , or is dry and needs water in it to make it gas-tight. Also, all the sink and shower P-traps must have water in them.

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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Checked for nests, no washer and dryer and also add water every time we leave to be one the safe side.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #4
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We are having issues with our Salem grand villa loft. We have this as a park model, we never pull it. We purchased it prand new October 2010, used it all summer 2012 (with quite a bit of problems) and this year have had a sew gas problem. It is hooked up to a 250 gallon tank in the ground. All tanks drain freely when drained, we have cleaned the tanks numerous times and have no idea what could be causing it. Anytime you flush the back toilet sewer gases fill the entire camper. We checked the black pips under the sinks and all seemed to check out fine, Any ideas???????
Do you leave black tank open all the time??
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Nope closed between dumpings
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Nope closed between dumpings
What we do to eliminate smell on our 353FLFB Salem is we drain tank when it is no more than 1/2 half full then back wash stop let drain ;do this two or three times. Then before I back wash the last time I put dish wash liquid soap into toilet then back wash for a couple of minutes..This does the trick for us.
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Did you try what I had said
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